Friday, January 17, 2020

Home: Edmonton Oil Kings         Away: Prince Albert Raiders


Rogers Place
10220 104th Ave
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0H6




Hockey Night in Canada has represented a Saturday institution in Canadian households. The third season of the WHL Suits Up To Promote Organ Donation Presented by RE/MAX will celebrate the longstanding history of Hockey Night in Canada in a brand-new way that will spark nostalgia in hockey fans far and wide. Fans will have a chance to get their hands on the limited-edition Hockey Night in Canada-themed WHL sweaters through local auction with their WHL Club.


All games feature puck droppers.
Here are their stories:

Manuel Escoto’s Story
Mother and Son dance during
Manuel’s wedding

Like many people, nineteen-year-old Manuel was unaware of what chronic kidney disease was — the symptoms, or treatments. This all changed on January 1st, 2006 when Manuel started feeling ‘off,’ went to the University of Alberta hospital, and was diagnosed with end-stage renal failure at the age of 19.


As his kidney function was below 10%, he was placed on dialysis immediately.
The doctor gave Manuel and his parents a brief overview about what dialysis was and told him he would be placed on the transplant list.

On September 4th, 2007, Manuel’s mother, Maria, became his real-life superhero when she donated her kidney to her “little Manuelito”. This successful transplantation also marked the 2000th kidney transplant in the Capital Health program.


At the time, Maria said, I was never scared…when they told me the kidney matched, I was so happy…I give my kidney to you with all my heart.”  Manuel is forever grateful she did.


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